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Leto, Blanchett are Oscar shoe-ins
With the Academy Awards less than a month away, it’s time to buckle down and assess the current landscape of the four best acting Oscars and where the favorites stand. Two of the four best acting Oscars are all but sealed up. Jared Leto from “Dallas Buyers Club,” won the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild award for KYLE best supporting actor as ARENSDORF well as nearly every critics’ award for which he Kernel was nominated. columnist Cate Blanchett earned her sixth Oscar nod for her lead role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” The summer release of “Blue Jasmine,” may cause it to lose enough steam with Oscar voters to bring other nominees into contention. In that case, Sandra Bul-
lock from “Gravity,” could sneak into the conversation for Best Actress, but it would be a monumental upset if Leto and Blanchett did not come away with the trophy on Oscar night. It seems to be a two-man race between Chiwetel Ejiofor from “12 Years a Slave,” and Matthew McConaughey from “Dallas Buyers Club,” for the Best Actor Oscar. Ejiofor gobbled up a majority of the critics’ awards early in the season with “12 Years.” But with McConaughey garnering the Golden Globe and the SAG award, the tides are beginning to shift in favor of “Buyers Club.” McConaughey will benefit from his starring role in the HBO series, “True Detective,” wherein Oscar voters can get a weekly reminder of his versatility until voting closes on Feb. 25. The Best Supporting Actress category is perhaps the most wide-open of all four acting categories. Like Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o got a strong push in critic cir-
cles for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” and was as much of a favorite for Supporting Actress as Ejiofor before the re-
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lease of “American Hustle” in early December. There was not a more hyped film all season, before and after its release date, than “Hustle,” and Jennifer Lawrence rode that hype machine all the way to a Golden Globe win and some late critic buzz. However, the sheen of “Hustle” has warn off a bit in the past month after missing some key awards needed for a late push. “Hustle” also missed with the Producers Guild, a nearly fool-proof Oscar-predictor, and it should affect Lawrence’s chances for the worse come Oscar night. No matter how predictable Oscar night has seemed in the past, it usually offers plenty of surprises and upsets that few see coming. And despite the apparent transparency of this year’s acting categories, the race for Best Picture is shaping up to be a race for the ages. Read next week’s column for more.
Each Friday, the Kernel staff chooses the top five things we can’t get enough of. Here are Nick Gray’s picks.
1. Favorite Lexington hangout:
Tucked between Jersey Street and South Limestone, The Local Taco is the best place on campus to find a soft-shelled taco. The meat inside is as real as it gets, and there’s just enough tex-mex options. I would recommend a trio of soft-shelled beef tacos with whatever toppings you can fit and Mexican rice.
3. Favorite app:
QuizUp is an app in which you and a friend can challenge each other to a 10-question quiz. A friend of mine pleaded with me to get the app, and I finally relented one weekend. It’s addicting and gets your mind rolling.
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2. Favorite place to shop for discounts:
If you’re not down for Wrangler jeans at Wal-Mart, but don’t want to pay the hefty price at a department store, T.J. Maxx can provide you with great deals. Its selection is especially wide-ranged for women, but I have never filed through the men’s racks without finding a handful of discounted sweaters and jeans.
4. Most interesting story: Journalists complain about anything, especially when they are on a “work” trip. When following a reporter covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, prepare for whining about no wireless internet and working air conditioning.
5. Wildcard: Olympic sports
Curling is one of the most interesting sports to watch because of how relatable the participants are portrayed. The athletes look like regular people. Qualifications for the elimination rounds start on Feb. 10.
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SOCHI, Russia — Within the sprawling athletes’ village along the Black Sea coast of Russia, Olympians and their assistants can hop on a bicycle, wander a trail through the wetlands and consider whether to dive into a handful of swimming pools. A walk through the community this week showed that in the athletes’ coastal village, things look much more put together than among the much-maligned media hotels a few kilometers away. On an informal media tour Thursday afternoon, there were the occasional sounds of hammers, two men cleaned an empty pool and the village’s “Ornithological Park” looked suspiciously like a stormwater drainage pond. And athletes said they’d experienced no problems.
“It’s good here. I’m very happy,” said Vanessa Bittner, a speed skater from Austria attending her first Olympics. On the one side of the village lies the Black Sea, sparkling Thursday under blue skies and 45-degree weather. The air was warm enough that in Canada’s hotel, a man rode a bike trainer on his balcony; a woman sunbathed next door. On the other side are views of the Caucasus Mountains, capped in snow and snuggled under high clouds, where the mountain sports are being held. Two biathletes from Slovakia, down from Krasnaya Polyana for a day free from training, said their homes in the athletes’ endurance cluster were just as nice. “Small, but nice,” said Paulína Fialkova. But organizers still seemed concerned. Even after assurances before the tour that media could interview
athletes as long as the competitors were in agreement, local Sochi volunteers and staff were reluctant to allow the conversations. A reporter and photographer were interrupted during interviews in the dining hall, were asked to leave the recreation building and were not admitted to the fitness center. But most in the village were friendly, eager to praise their accommodations. “It’s good, it’s very good,” said Hui Feng Kang, a speed skating trainer from China. “The food – well, you’ve seen McDonald’s. You gotta go for it!” laughed Tomas Marcinko, an ice hockey player from Slovakia who once played in Bridgeport, Conn., and was walking with his team toward the rink for some practice time. “The rooms are also nice. There’s not a lot to do here, but we came here to play hockey, not to stay in our rooms and stare at the walls.”
Late Night Film Series presents “Black Dynamite.” 10 p.m. Free. Student Center Worsham Theater, 404 S. Limestone St. uky.edu/studentcenter/lnfs. UK women’s tennis vs. Marshall University and Morehead State University. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Free. Boone Tennis Complex, 725 Sports Center Drive. ukathletics.com.
Lang Lang with the UK Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $75-95. Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center. Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats. 7 p.m. $12-40. Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave. luv2swingdance.com.
Pinterest Party. 7 p.m. Free. Student Center, 404 S. Limestone St. uksab.org.
Wildcat Wednesday Student Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Free. Helen King Alumni Building, 400 Rose St. ukalumni.net.
Late Night Film Series presents “Gravity.” 10 p.m. Free. Student Center Worsham Theater, 404 S. Limestone St. uky.edu/studentcenter/lnfs.
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Mississippi State improving under Ray NICK GRAY firstname.lastname@example.org UK’s drop in basketball success last season was well documented. But its decline was not as steep as another SEC team’s. Mississippi State University posted five 20-win seasons with former head coach Rick Stansbury from 2007-12 and produced a top25 recruiting class before his final season. But when Stansbury retired, all five starters and four other letter-winners graduated or left the program before the beginning of the next season. Head coach Rick Ray came to Starkville, Miss., knowing that the program had neither the talent nor the numbers to compete immediately with the best teams in the SEC. Last season was the first since 1986-87 in which the Bulldogs (10-22, 4-14 SEC) did not earn more than 10 victories. Through a season and a half of play, both Mississippi State’s record and roster are in much better shape for the short term and the long term, Ray said. “We’re not Kentucky. We’re not going to be able to get five-star guys,” Ray said. “We need to be developing our program so when these (younger) guys become sophomores and juniors, now you have a good, solid veteran ball club that is hard to compete against.” Numbers were the biggest problem for Ray last season. By the time the Bulldogs reached March, eight players were left on the roster as injuries trimmed a team already hurt by the prior offseason’s mass exodus. Mississippi State got healthier and added three freshmen over the offseason, and Ray said he was happy with the improvement in the non conference slate. After losing their conference opener at UK, the Bulldogs won three of their next four games in the SEC. Now Ray’s team has hit a wall, losing four straight games. Despite the recent struggles, the Bulldogs’ head coach said his goal is to top last year’s 4-14 SEC record. “If anyone looked at our program and watched our guys individually, I don’t think there’s anybody who can say we haven’t improved individually,” Ray said. “I don’t think we can say we are at a place where we want to be until we have a better record than last year in conference.” Mississippi State has three more com4| weekend timeout | 02.07.14
mitments in the next class, adding to a roster that has a pair of sophomores (guard Craig Sword and forward Gavin Ware) who average more than 10 points per game. The success does not match that of the University of Florida or UK, but Ray said he knows the process of developing a program does not happen out of thin air. “That’s something I want to key on,” Ray said. “What you want from a game-togame basis is improvement, and what you want year-to-year from your players is development.” Ray’s team still has the remainder of this season to play, and with several upcoming games against teams in the SEC, postseason play is not unreachable, but the second-year coach said he believes that is the target for play in March. “Next year will be the first time we will have our full allotment of 13 scholarship players,” Ray said. “When we have legitimate competition for playing time, that’s when I think we will challenge for postseason play.”
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Injuries have hurt UK Hoops this season, forcing head coach Matthew Mitchell to play shorter lineups. The Cats have lost two of their frontcourt players to season-ending injuries and another to injury for five games. Four-guard lineups have been the result. The Cats usually start at least three guards, with junior Jennifer O’Neill and sophomore Janee Thompson splitting the role of point guard. O’Neill has started only three games this season, but has come on strong as of late. She averages 24 minutes per game, leads the team in points at 12 per game and is tied for the team high in assists at 3.1 per game. Thompson has started 20 games this season after winning a starting job in the preseason. She is averaging 21.3 minutes per game, in which she contributes 9.7 points and 3.1 assists per game. The problem with Thompson’s play is with the amount of times she turns the ball over. She leads the team with 70 turnovers this season, an average of
3.2 per game. O’Neill averages 2.3 ance in a 10-point loss at home to the Gators last month. turnovers a game this season. In that game, Bonds scored 23 UK’s opponent Sunday is the University of Florida, a team that boasts points and Lewis scored eight. The Cats and Gators will tip off at one of the top statistical backcourts in noon Sunday in Gainesville, Fla. the SEC. Senior guard Jaterra Bonds averages 15.7 points per game, which is good enough for seventh in the SEC. She also averages 4.4 assists, ninth-best in the SEC. Junior guard Kayla Lewis is second on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game and shoots 60 percent from the field. She is fourth in the SEC with 8.6 rebounds per game. A big difference between these two backcourt combos is that, as a pair, Bonds and Lewis have only attempted 45 3-pointers this season. O’Neill by herself has attempted 98 three-pointers, with Thompson adding 42 long-range shots of her own. The experienced Florida guards get to the basket more than UK’s backcourt duo, resulting in higher shooting percentages and scoring averages. The key to Sunday’s game may be in the backcourt. UK’s guard duo average a combined 15 points per game in PHOTO BY BEN RICKARD | STAFF the team’s five losses this season, in- UK senior forward Samarie Walker shoots a cluding a 16-point combined perform- layup against Alabama on Jan. 23.
Ex-NFL Cats return to Kentucky Lorenzen, Boyd playing indoor football
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PHOTO BY MICHAEL REAVES | STAFF Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray cheers on his team during the second half of UK’s game against the Bulldogs in Rupp Arena on Jan. 8.
After finishing their collegiate careers and spending time in the NFL, two ex-Cats proved they can still throw the ball around. Former UK quarterbacks Jared Lorenzen and Shane Boyd are playing together in the Continental Indoor Football League, each signing with teams this year. Lorenzen, 32, is the starting quarterback for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, while Boyd, 31, starts for the Bluegrass Warhorses. Lorenzen and Boyd kicked off the CIFL season last Saturday as opponents. Lorenzen got the upper hand as his team won 36-20. “It was good to see Jared again,”
Boyd said after the game. “They got a good team over there with a veteran like Jared leading them.” Lorenzen started in 41 of the 43 games he played in at UK from 2000 to 2003. He compiled a 126 quarterback rating and set school records in passing yards and passing touchdowns. After graduating, Lorenzen entered the 2004 NFL Draft. When no team drafted him, the New York Giants signed Lorenzen as a free agent. He spent four seasons with the Giants, primarily as a backup to quarterback Eli Manning. Lorenzen played in four games for New York and completed four-of-eight passes for 28 yards. His career as a Giant culminated with a Super Bowl victory in 2008 when the Giants upset the New England Patriots, 17-14.
Lorenzen was released by the Giants in 2008 and joined the Indianapolis Colts later that year. But he was released by the Colts as part of their final 53-man roster preseason cut. Now in his second stint with the River Monsters, Lorenzen sees himself as a teacher for his younger teammates. “Mine and Shane’s job here is to try and get these guys to the next level, whatever that level may be,” Lorenzen said. “Having experience in the NFL makes the guys respect you a little bit more. So if they’ll listen to us for a little bit and get something going on for them, then I’m happy.” Lorenzen added that passion for the game still carries them through. “We don’t do it for the money,” Lorenzen said. “We do it because we love the game.”
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Students build a snowman in front of William T. Young Library on Monday during UK’s first snow day since 2009.
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Students should keep their winter coats close at hand, as the snow and ice carpeting campus is not expected to melt any time soon. WKYT chief meteorologist Chris Bailey said two light snowstorms are expected to bring another inch or two this weekend. The first storm will come Friday night, and the second will come Sunday, Bailey said.
A bigger storm should bring Lexington even more precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday, Bailey said, but it is too early to know how severe it might be. In the four days from Super Bowl Sunday to Wednesday, multiple snow storms and an ice storm closed schools and disrupted traffic. “That’s very unusual around here,” Bailey said. “It would be hard-pressed to get this in a whole winter, let alone a four-day span.” Last month saw more below-zero days
than any other January since 1977, Bailey said. The 13 days of single-digit temperatures made this January one of the coldest in recent memory, he said. “I think the last few years have given people a false sense of security,” Bailey said. “They forget that here in Kentucky we can get some pretty serious winter weather.” Bailey said he would not be surprised if the next few winters are harsher than the mild temperatures Kentuckians are used to.
Friday: High of 27, low of 20. Zero percent chance of precipitation.
Monday: High of 27, low of 10. Ten percent chance of precipitation.
Saturday: High of 39, low of 26. Sixty percent chance of snow.
Tuesday: High of 31, low of 23. Ten percent chance of precipitation.
Sunday: High of 35, low of 19. Thirty percent chance of snow.
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timeout features Horoscope Aries ( March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — You'll concentrate well today and tomorrow. Schedule carefully. Run options past your own personal set of rules. There's an unexpected bonus. Taurus ( April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Proceed with caution. Wait for later to make a deal. Good scheduling leads to more fun. Make money and don't spend it today and tomorrow. Gemini ( May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Save up your money for a bigger item. There may be less than you thought. Today and tomorrow call for high energy. You're gaining a distinct advantage. Find what you need far away. Cancer ( June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Maintain your independence. Talk in generalities at first. Slow down and consider options. Contemplate the developing situation. Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Don't get intimidated. Schedule meetings for today and tomorrow. You could organize a team to help you do it all. Anticipate a little resistance, and sweeten the pot. Make sure you know what's required. Virgo ( Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Take on new responsibilities today and tomorrow. Private action gets more accomplished than public. Stand outside a controversy as much as possible. Practice makes perfect in the
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coming phase. Libra ( Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Don't react without thinking. Put in the research today and tomorrow. Plan your next vacation. A conflict or disagreement could put a kink in things. Scorpio ( Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Pesky regulations interfere with the plan. For the next two days, study money. Prepare for the negotiation phase. Count the money, and consider the consequences. Arrange for priorities. Sagittarius ( Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — An older person provides support. You have something they can use, too. Share resources to mutual benefit. You'll have more help today and tomorrow. Capricorn ( Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — The next two days hold high-powered action. Work out details. Make do with what you have. A controversy could erupt when someone disagrees with the direction. Don't get cocky. Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Today and tomorrow overflow with creativity and passion. Use existing materials. Stay on top of the supply chain. Pisces ( Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — An old enemy changes tunes. You're good at solving problems, too. Find out what's needed at home and build it. MCT
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It’s softball time in the Bluegrass. The Cats started their season Feb. 6 with a win over Santa Clara University in the Mizuno Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. The team followed that win with a 10-0 mercy rule over the tournament host, Long Beach State University. The Cats return 15 letterwinners and nine starters from last season, according to UK Athletics. Four letterwinners left after last year’s 41-21 season. UK finished sixth in the SEC with a 13-11 record. Senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess hit for a .323 average last year and hit 13 home runs. Both statistics were best on the team. Junior catcher Griffin Joiner finished the season right behind Cumbess with a .322 average and 10 home runs, according to UK Athletics. Joiner started this
season strong with a two-home-run performance against Santa Clara. UK will bring four freshmen into the fold this year: Stephanie Martino, Meagan Prince, Breanne Ray and Shannon Smith. Here are some highlights for the season: - The first home game of the season will be Feb. 28. - Conference play starts at Mississippi State University on March 7. - The Cats’ first home conference series will begin on March 28 against Auburn. - The University of Louisville will come to Lexington for one game on April 2. UK travels to Louisville on April 30. - The SEC tournament starts May 7. STAFF REPORT
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Freshman Malik Washington wears a gray, textured beanie in the cold weather.
“I stole (this hat) from my mom. My style is pretty much whatever I want to wear, whatever I feel that day. I’m just expressing myself.” MALIK WASHINGTON
Library science graduate student Danielle Gabbard dons a panda hat.
“This hat was actually a gift from my roommate for Christmas. It’s really warm so that’s why I’m wearing it.” DANIELLE GABBARD Library science graduate student
UK gymnastics hosts No. 1 Gators Undecided freshman
The top gymnastics team in the country is coming to Memorial Coliseum on Friday. The University of Florida (4-0, 2-0 SEC) will bring its undefeated record to face the Cats. UK gymnastics, ranked No. 35 in the country according to GymInfo, is 4-3 on the season and 1-2 in
SEC play. The Cats lost to the No. 5 University of Georgia last week in Athens, Ga. UK Athletics will raise money at the event for DanceBlue. UK’s gold warm-up tops and head coach Tim Garrison’s gold tie will be auctioned off at ukathletics.com. This will be the first
home event since Jan. 10 for UK. The next three contests are away, with a match against the No. 10 University of Auburn as the next home stand on Feb. 28. The match against Florida starts at 7 p.m. STAFF REPORT